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A bunch of riddles

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  1. Guess from which language Czech borrowed these words

    bord German French English Russian
    bumka German French English Russian
    daa German French English Russian
    flaka German French English Russian
    kaua German French English Russian
    kovboj German French English Russian
    keft German French English Russian
    lanmt German French English Russian
    lbesbrf German French English Russian
    mebol German French English Russian
    retu German French English Russian
    anson German French English Russian

  2. Insert missing letter and check the Czech in the Czech National Corpus
    1. vowels: a, e, i, o, u / , , , , , ,

      so.d a e i o u
      dom.k a e i o u
      p.vo a e i o u
      k.st a e i o u
      hl.s a e i o u
      .nava a e i o u
      st.blo a e i o u
      l.ska a e i o u
      zp.vat a e i o u
      r.st a e i o u
      d.lat a e i o u

    2. consonants with diacritic marks: , , , , , ,

      .len
      .ivot
      .ci
      .bel
      chu.
      stupe.
      .kola

    3. consonants h or g

      po.rom h g
      .uma h g
      .romada h g
      .ousle h g
      po.oda h g
      ba.r h g
      ba.no h g

  3. Some Czech words have the same written form as the English ones (see other chou-cabbages above). Try to guess their meaning:

    house rake gosling roll
    list leaf region event
    ten day this out
    past fall feed trap
    most bridge bone enough
    proud stick strong stream

    Some Czech words have the same form in Czech as well as in other Slavic languages but a different meaning. Try to guess the correct Czech meaning:

    Pozor!
    Pay attention!
    For shame!

    plit
    to burn
    to smoke

    statek
    a farm
    a ship

    zpach
    a stink
    a scent

Renata Blatn, Vladimr Petkevi, ©2001


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